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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Well mine hasn't! I've had mine for months! I've taken long road trips and washed it in a car wash ...
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    Well mine hasn't! I've had mine for months! I've taken long road trips and washed it in a car wash and nothing has happened to it so far.

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    16 months of no chipping or peeling for me...

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stillborn View Post
    nice job. kudos from a white diamond fan as well.


    I like your car, looks great. I have a question, did you use flat black or gloss? I am thinking about doing my grill as my V is pearl white. Thank you. DonS

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    All chrome blacked out

    image-1279228659.jpg

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Quote Originally Posted by dons View Post
    I like your car, looks great. I have a question, did you use flat black or gloss? I am thinking about doing my grill as my V is pearl white. Thank you. DonS
    matt black plasti-dip on the chrome & nightshades (tm) buffed out, and cleared on the rear lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    16 months of no chipping or peeling for me...
    Where do you get plastic dip ? Home Depot and does it come in a spray can or brush type

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    Yes. Spray can.

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonTT View Post
    You can see a bit of the rough texture here, did I not wait long enough b/w coats or is this just the texture of the PlastiDip?


    Only time I've had a texture like that happen is when the cans of plasti dip are a little to cold "like under 60 degrees", normally I will take a heat gun and warm the cans while shaking, give a really nice smooth finish. What was the temp when you did it?
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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    plus 1 on the cans being room temp. 70* and also you have to be patient in between coats. i waited 15 mins between every round. (took the kitchen timer to the garage)

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    I have a Raven '11 CTS 4. First time out on this with the dip and I am considering the Gun Metal Gray (too light?) or Matte Black. Open to suggestions!

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bababooey View Post
    I have a Raven '11 CTS 4. First time out on this with the dip and I am considering the Gun Metal Gray (too light?) or Matte Black. Open to suggestions!
    Good thing about it is if you don't like it it is easily removed.

    I'd say give it a try!

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Has anyone actually removed Plastic dip? Not really wanting to buy another grille set if I don't like it.

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Quote Originally Posted by SammyW View Post
    Has anyone actually removed Plastic dip? Not really wanting to buy another grille set if I don't like it.
    Using goo gone allows it to be removed as easily as painter's tape. It's great.

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    Re: 2012 CTS-V - PlastiDip Project on Front Grills...

    Looks like one hell of a project but man, that looks good!

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    Did you remove the grill when dipping?

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